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Suoni per il Popolo 2013 ticket giveaways on CKUT!!!

Happy summer, Montreal! The weather is nice (except for all these rainstorms), the trees are green, and Montreal’s soundscape is about to be filled with jazzy, cool, and weird music. That’s right, Suoni per il Popolo 2013 is almost here! This is one of the city’s best festivals, featuring the big names of music actuelle and jazz alongside local up-and-comers. Because CKUT is awesome, we’re giving away a bunch of pairs of tickets for the next TWO WEEKS. Tune into the show listed next to artist you want to see to hear how you can win tickets and have an awesome June.

Tune into CKUT to go see awesome music for freeeeee!

Suoni per il Popolo 2013 Tickets

date to win the tickets – artist – venue – # of pairs – CKUT program giving u da tix

june 5 – grouper – sala rossa – 2 pairs – AACK, New Shit

june 5 – glenn jones – casa del popolo – 1 pair – Montreal Sessions

june 6 – lee ranaldo – sala rossa – 1 pair – Mtl Sessions

june 6 – jason lescaleet – casa del popolo – 2 pairs – AACK, Underground Sounds

june 7 – spectre folk – casa del popolo – 1 pair – Kitchen Bang Bang Law

june 8 – mv & ee – casa del popolo – 1 pair – New Shit

june 8 –  kevin drumm – sala rossa – 2 pairs – TBA

june 9 – oso blanco – casa del popolo – 1 pair – If You Got Ears

june 10 – brotzmann mcphee – sala rossa – 1 pair – Jazz Amuck

june 11 – pacha / josh abrams – sala rossa – 3 pairs – Jazz Amuck

june 12 – orcutt / corsano – sala rossa – 1 pair – If You Got Ears

june 12 – ratchet orchestra – sala rossa – 2 pairs – Jazz Amuck

june 13 – black tiw pickers – casa del popolo – 2 pairs – TBA

june 13 – french-american peace ensemble – sala rossa – 1 pair – Jazz Amuck

june 14 – pelt – casa del popolo – 2 pairs – AACK

june 14 – saltland – sala rossa – 2 pairs – Venus

june 15 – nu sensae – sala rossa – 5 pairs – If You Got Ears


Phew! That’s a lot of tickets! Check out everything you’d ever need to know about Suoni per il Popolo festival here.

Dans La Rue’s “Inspire,” compilation of Quebec artists & youth

There are 10-15,000 homeless people in Montreal. While CKUT already does a bunch to raise consciousness of our city’s homelessness (including a partnership with local organization Dans La Rue), we’re always looking for other ways to ignite the dialogue about our homeless population (in addition to our love of weird music). What’s that? Did you say there’s a musical compilation of Quebec artists and street kids working together in support of Montreal’s street youth? That sounds like the ultimate match for CKUT!

Dans La Rue, a local community-based organization dedicated to supporting street kids and at-risk youth aged 12-25, will be launching their first album Inspire this summer. They invite the media to join them on Thursday, May 30 to the album launch for “Inspire” at 5pm at Studios de Rouen.

CKUT started their partnership with Dans La Rue through Radio CKUT @ Chez Pops which includes the Annual Homelessness Marathon each February (recap from this year’s event here and here). We love all the work that they do and want to spread the word as much as possible!

Better yet, CKUT just got “Inspire” from one of our friends at Dans La Rue! You will be able to hear tracks from the album very soon!


Hey friends,

Hope all you Americans enjoyed your long weekend – up here in Canada, I hit the road on Friday night to play a show in Trois-Rivieres alongside fellow CKUT pals Ought and oh man did they ever kill it! We all got spoiled with Trifluvien hospitality, crashing in the apartment above the bar and hanging out on the back terrace around the campfire post-show. It was super dreamy, despite our early departure the next morning to boot it back to Mtl in time to help with a live remote broadcast from the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. And hey, that was amazing too!

RPM charts return next week.
Keep those airwaves radical, wherever you are.


ckut top 30 – may 28, 2013
wolf eyes – no answer-lower floor – de stijl
cinema l’amour – limitations – self-released CC
iva bittova – iva bittova – ecm
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WATCH Notta Comet Live at Midnight Kitchen

The latest instalment of the McGill Music Sessions features Notta Comet performing jazzy, angsty blends of math rock among the pots, pans, and paprika of the Midnight Kitchen.  What accompanies healthy, vegan, PWYC meals better than local indie rock presented by CKUT and TVM?! Nothing, that’s what.

Notta Comet makes sounds that are a little bit math, a little bit jazz, and a lot bit awesome. Check it out!